Kokanee Glacier Beer | Columbia Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Columbia Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
kokaneeglacierbeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by riversider76 on 03-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
47
Avg:
2.82
pDev:
21.99%
 
 
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4
Gots:
21
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of Drknight
2.73/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of headlessparrot
2.83/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FadetoBock
2.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jaisell
2.67/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pat61
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Brilliant straw to gold, ½” quickly dissipating white foam cap.
S: Light grains and malt, earthy hops, traces of corn and apple. Aromas are moderately low.
T: Light, some green apple, light grains, lightly sweet, dries on the finish, clean and crisp, not minerally.
F: Light body and above average carbonation.
O: Marginally drinkable but not overwhelming.

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Photo of FrazFraz
3.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigAl18
2.89/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Thepumpkinpiper
2.41/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

An utterly average beer in many respects, yet it was my favourite back when I was 19-21. Back in the day, nothing beat an ice-cold Kokanee served in a frosted glass...don't know why, but served that way, it's everything one could ever want in a refreshing lager.

Look: Standard lager appearance. Pale-yellow, minimal head.

Smell: Smells like any other lager really. Some corn.

Taste: Compared to the other cheap lagers I've had, it is more bitter and Pilsner-y than Budweiser, not as grainy as Canadian. Kind of a watered-down pilsner flavour, slight bitterness, grain.

Feel: Light, lots of carbonation. Nothing unexpected.

Overall, it's nothing special, but in my opinion it's a better choice than many other equivalent lagers out there. Beats Lucky by a long-shot.

Kokanee, thanks for the memories.

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Photo of MasterOfArgos39
3.33/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BCborn
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Donkster46
2.08/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Tasted like sweet corn and fizzy water. Pairs well only with hockey!

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Photo of holder1422
2.65/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.73/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ziggig
2.98/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not bad for a hockey game eh

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Photo of Mlkluther
1.53/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not much to say.

A strong watery presence with the hint of subtle flavour.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Nikolai070
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Sathanas
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of DHarv
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Tasted like it was made from soft water, strikes me as a west coast version of Molson or labatt's in New England

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Photo of booga73
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Lets see what Canada has to offer.

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured into pilsner glass.

Appear (3.25) : Fizzy, fluffy white three finger head that leaves a few webs of lacing around the pilsner glass. Body is like a light Pinot Grigio, or perhaps apple juice cocktail. Very pale but pretty too. Sparkling, lots of bubbles, transparent.

Smell (3.5) : some banana, wheat, corn mash, light hop. A pretty clean and crisp smell. For what it is, it's decent.

Taste (3.75) : bready, slightly sour, some corn, ending pleasantly yeasty. I would definitely drink this again. This tastes better than most macros. It's like High Life, or perhaps more like Rolling Rock - but with the corn dialed down and fresh baked bread added. Out of the bottle it's poundable. You get more flavor out of the glass but it gets old fast as the yeast and corn collide and take over the brew. Out of the bottle the crispness hides that axe battle and tells you it's a-ok.

Mouthfeel (2.5) : heavily carbonated, slightly creamy.

Overall (3.25) : This is essentially Canada's version of Rolling Rock. impressive for its style, I like the yeast on the taste and the banana in the smell. The mouthfeel is overly carbonated by a mile, but perhaps that's to hide the corn war that's going on when the beer warms two degrees or so. A beer worth trying, maybe even stocking.

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Photo of Redneckwine
2.91/5  rDev +3.2%

Badass 32oz frosty mug on tap

Appearance - Light golden yellow, just about like any other AAL. Nice fluffy, persistent white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Very light, sweet cereal grains, maybe some feint grassy hops, not much else going on. Smells pretty clean.

Feel/Taste - Medium body is feeling a bit thick and slick, light tingly carb isn't overdone, quite smooth.Taste is of mainly of malty sweetness with hints of doughy malt and a touch of corn, almost to the point of being cloying. Very feint grassy/herbal hops.

Overall - Realistically, I don't think this is a "poor" beer for what it is. I remember it being much worse out of the bottle, but it was serviceable on tap in a pinch. There are no glaring flavor defects to me; nothing offensive at all. The body seems a bit heavy/sweet though, unfortunately, which detracts from the expected crispness and refreshing qualities associated with the style.

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Photo of pharmerdoc
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Corson
1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

Kokanee Glacier Beer from Columbia Brewery
2.82 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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